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secretive and oppressive country laid to rest its supreme leader kim jong-il. the world got a glimpse into the sealed off nation. strong of north koreans lined the route of the funeral procession in a ritual of bizarre mourning. it is unclear if it was genuine or motivated fear. >> people probably understood what would hap perspen if they t show this mourning. >> the state was working over time after his death. they were insuring north koreans did not deviate from official ideology. >> they created the most oppressive society in arguably human history. >> there's a fear of a blackmer said that will show up to your home one day and take you off. >> you say there are tens of thousands of christians in north korea. >> there is an under ground christian church in north korea. christian organizations rank them as the most persecuted church in the world. so we have tens of thousands of christians. >> the cult of personality in north korea is probably liunlik anything we have seen in 20th century. >> most of the regime is making a new cult of personality among this young man kim juong-un. ab
. and then his successor, kim jong il, his son, we had years to develop his sense of experience, we had a sense of his limits. we have a new leader now and we do not know to what extent he understand what he is up against, in terms of u.s. and south korean military capabilities. are we on the verge of war? i suspect not. we have not seen any of the outrageous rhetoric we haveexpen from pyongyang matched with major force movements, artillery is not moving up to the front, armored units are not moving around, etc. the possibility of a mistake is there. whenever that possibility exists, you need to prepare for a whole range of possible outcomes. that is why i think the way the haveadministration and rok handled this is good so far. >> i would not quarrel, in essence, with what evans has laid out, certainly a lot to argue for viewing this as something that is somewhat different from what we have seen before. i do find a certain irony that there seems to be almost a wistful nostalgia for kim jong il. [laughter] not to mention that, for grandpa himself, going back further. so much of what we see here
, to the deity, to kim jong-un, to kim jong-il, to kim il-sung, the founder of north korea, and whatever they say, goes. so there's this mixed message. i don't believe there's this hatred of america by the north korean people. >> general clark, you were saying in the break that you actually were personally involved in a previous north korean crisis. tell me about that and tell me, is it always the same, is it always the same pattern? >> they broke out of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty. they had a nuclear reactor and under the international atomic energy agency, you're supposed to allow your spent uranium fuel to be inspected because you're not allowed to reprocess it and enrich it. but they would not allow the inspection. this was like 1993. and we moved right toward a crisis. and we threatened to go to the united nations then, the united states did, and the north said, at that time it was kim il-song and he said if you bring sanctions against us, this is an act of war. we did the war briefings at the white house, we were prepared, then president clinton and president jimmy carter, there was
and year later. kim day junk -- kim die junk -- kim dae-jung met with kim jong- il. relations between the two korea's relaxed further. it allowed the first reunion since the korean war. after economic reforms by kim jong-il in the 1990's, the two countries developed the joint economic zone. but in 2006, state television announced that the north had carried out a successful atomic test to the international community condemned the move -- test. the international community condemned the move. in the ensuing six party talks, they attempted to persuade pyongyang to give up its nuclear program in return for aid and diplomatic recognition. the north agreed to end its nuclear program. western nations relaxed their trade sanctions. a year later, pyongyang blew up a cooling tower at the country's main nuclear plant. in 2010, a south korean warship sank close to the country's see border -- to the countries' sea border. early in 2013, the situation worsened further. north korea declared it was in a state of war with the south because of joint military exercises with the u.s. washington said more
of starvation. kim jong il wanted to hold onto power at all costs. he was behind north korea's nuclear program and the country's first nuclear tests. the armed forces unconditionally backed him, in part likely because his family was awarded a key military positions. his youngest sister eventually became a general. her husband is a top government adviser and a powerful politician. kim jong il died in 2011, but the next family member was already waiting in the wings -- his oldest son, kim jong un. >> the bank of japan has announced radical measures to spur economic growth. >> it has promised to double its government bond holdings over the next two years. the steps are aimed at increasing the money supply and decreasing inflation. the news sent the nikkei stock index soaring. elsewhere, the bank of england left its main lending rate unchanged. the european central bank in frankfurt also left its rate unchanged. the price of money is 0.75%. the hope is the low rates will encourage businesses to invest in new economic activity. >> ok, so, a lot of action there from world's central banks. let's go t
then deescalate a situation like this. you can pretty much predict what his father kim jong-il would have done but in this case, it's a big question mark so while it's music we've heard before, we need to pay attention to that one unknown. >> christiane amanpour, governor huntsman, thank you so much. >> thanks, anderson. >>> just ahead, inside north korea's propaganda machine. we will talk with a documentary film maker who got unprecedented access to an elaborate exercise in mass indoctrination. you've all seen these kind of images. we will tell you the real reason behind them. >>> also tonight, deadly weather that's not over yet. we will show you the damage and where the storms are headed next. director's voice: here we go. from the top. and action for over 75 years people have saved money with gecko so.... director's voice: cut it! ...what...what did i say? gecko? i said gecko? aw... for over 75 year...(laughs. but still trying to keep it contained) director's voice: keep it together. i'm good. i'm good. for over 75...(uncontrollable laughter). what are you doing there? stop making me laugh.
or the and said look, over the years, we have developed a kind of relationship with kim jong il. there was provocation and retreat. when he rached too far, he ratchet a little bit back. what's new now, they don't know what motivates kim jong-un. nobody knows, certainly not the united states, has had face to face meetings with kim jong-un. what is he trying to prove. what is his aim? did he know when to hold them and when to fold them? so to speak. >> christiane amanpour, thank you very much. and ambassador chris hill, thank you. >>> in a minute i'll speak to the jon huntsman. upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... l
the 101st birthday of the nation's founder kim il-sung. leader kim jong-un marked the day by visiting his grandfather's mausoleum. >> state-run tv reports kim was accompanied by close aides, including his uncle and mentor. it was kim's first appearance on state media since a session of the north korean parliament two weeks ago. people in neighboring countries fear he'll mark the holiday by ordering the test of a ballistic missile. pictures out of pyongyang send a different message. presidents have laid flowers. at statues of kim il-sung and kim jong-il. >>> north korea's leaders have made repeated threats targeting people in other countries, in spite of repeated calls for restraint. officials in pyongyang escalated tensions after u.n. security council members approved stricter sanctions. they were responding to north korea's third nuclear test. the country's military leaders have issued a series of warnings that they're ready to attack. they threatened to strike targets in the united states, south korea and japan. south korean government officials suspect north korean agents were behind a
of all, what the hell north korea. when did all this start. what is kim jong-il's boy up here? >> kim jong-un warned his forces are ready to as he put it "settle accounts with the united states." >> look past the picture of kim jong-un. there's a chart with missile trails aiming at hawaii, california, d.c. and for some reason austin, texas. [ laughter ] >> jon: you are going to blow up austin, texas. what are you just trying to get the rest of texas. it on your side? [laughter] or -- are you trying to get the rest of texas on your side? or did they reject your indi film little miss unshine. is that what you are mad about? all right. nice legs. old kim is trying to scare us a little bit. the bombing austin thing undercuts but what snels. >> this showing north korean military leaders looking at a computer that looks pretty antiquated. >> jon: let me stop you right there. it doesn't look antiquated it looks like a harpsicord with a panic button. planning to start a nuclear war or play nights in what satin, wow, am i old. i thought that would land there but perhaps the audience was thinki
? >> reporter: kim jong il continues his threats to bolster north korea's nuclear program. they started celebrating a three day holiday and some feared he would launch a missile today and john kerry spent the past three days meeting with officials in south korea and japan as well as allied china and kerry is hoping they can convince kim jong il to stop the nuclear weapons and not just for them but for the sake of the korean peninsular. >> it will affect everyone engaged in nonproliferation efforts -- proliferation efforts -- nonproliferation effort. >> i will have more update when i see you next, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they could vote on a bill expanding background checks for gun buyers. supporters do not know if they have enough votes to pass it and right now only three republican senators are on record saying they will vote for the bill. the other big issue is immigration reform. tomorrow the so called gain of 8 will reveal their plan and it includes a path for citizenship for undocumented immigrants here in the u.s. >>> they are costing the city millions of do
jong-un, has a different approach from his predecessors, his father, kim jong-il, and his grandfather, kim il-sung. they at least made sure they had an exit strategy. but locklear says kim jong-un appears not to have the means to cool down the tensions, and this makes it harder to predict what will happen next. takafumi terui, nhk world, tokyo. >>> the north koreans' actions havee created a guessing game for people in the asia pacific region and the world. experts are trying to read between the lines and determine if the north's leaders intend to back up their threats with action. one such expert is gordon flay, who's been watching the region for decades and is the executive director of the maureen and mike mansfield foundation in washington. what is your take on the u.s. evaluation of the threats from north korea? how serious are they taking their threats? >> well, the obama administration has a very difficult task. they need to, on the one hand, balance the need to reassure allies in south korea and japan and reassure the publics in those countries well as the american public and a
of relationship with kim jong il, there was provocation and retreat, provocation and retreat. when he ratcheted too far, kim jong-il ratcheted back a little bit. what's new now is they don't know what motivates kim jong-un. nobody really knows, certainly not the united states, has had face-to-face meetings with kim jong-un. what is he trying to prove, if anything, what would he do, who's pulling the strings, does he know when to hold them, when to fold them, so to speak. >> we'll soon find out. thanks very much. ambassador chris hill, thanks to you, as well. >> thank you. >> thank you. >>> in a minute i'll speak with the former united states ambassador to china, jon huntsman and ask whether a new harder line from china will do any good in this crisis unfolding. the american dream is of a better future, a confident retirement. those dreams have taken a beating lately. but no way we're going to let them die. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help keep your dreams alive like they helped millions of others. by listening. planning. working one on one. that's what ameriprise financial does. and that's what
. kim jong-un's father, the late kim jong-il, has long wanted north korea to become a full-fledged nuclear power. he believed it would help strengthen his country's negotiating position with the u.s. but authorities in pyongyang have always insisted the nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. north korean scientists intends for their work in the mid 1980s. the u.s., south korea, japan, and other nations demanded full access to nuclear facilities. but north korean officials refused. they ignored international protests and in 1994 instrutted scientists to extract plutonium from spent fuel rods. the six-party talks began in 2003 with the goal of halting the north's nuclear development. the north koreans agreed in 2007 to dismantle nuclear facilities at nyongbyon. international atomic energy inspectors confirmed the same year that crews had stopped operating the reactor. by then, former iaea inspector david albright estimated the country already possessed as much as 50 kilograms of plutonium. however, the north koreans might have used up some of their supply. they carried out
jong il's grandfather, the founder of of the desperate nation and it could be the day that kim jong un orders the missiles fired. secretary of state kerry meeting with the chinese and japanese leaders as they continue on sunday morning to defy the world. december fite efforts, pyongyang released a new video. it shows them attacking with us nuclear missiles. it seems, though, they thought that arkansas was colorado. they apparently seem to attack los angeles. new york. as well as hawaii. good morning. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: great to see you. >> eric: great to be with you. >> jamie: that is what they threatened to do. keep a close eye on that this hour. i'm jamie colby. great to have you here. secretary of state kerry, we have been reporting affirming that china and japan will work together to rid north korea of nuclear weapons. the secretary saying that the u.s. is willing to reopen the talks if the regime were to abide by previous agreements on the nuclear program. listen. >> the united states and the other countries i met with in the last two days are commit
, kim jong il. the hearse surrounded by his hand-picked successors. since then nearly all have fallen from favor except kim jong un. the world's last stalinist state talking war to stay in power. pyongyang's secrecy makes the old soviet kremlin look transparent. north korea appears to want to pick a fight. the u.s. says if it comes to that it's ready. brian? >> richard engel starting us off with what it's really like these days in seoul, south korea. richard, thanks. >>> a stunning new assessment of national numbers came out today. it got the attention of a lot of us. it's about attention deficit, adhd and the extraordinary number of cases now being diagnosed. like one in five high school age boys in the u.s. 15% of all school age boys. 11% of all kids in our nation. these numbers show a 16% rise in cases just since 2007. all of it is leading to questions about whether adhd is being overdiagnosed and whether the medicine to treat it is being overused. our report tonight from our chief science correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: 14-year-old ky and his 12-year-old brother kasen sp
of the nation's founder kim il-sung. they're already marking another event. it's been one year since kim jong-un took other as ruler of the working party. >>> we want north korean officials to sit down with us for talk. kim has kept people guessing ever since he came to power. for many, he remains a mystery. more from nhk world. >> reporter: people outside of north korea knew little of kim jong-un when he took over as leader. more than a year later, they're not sure they know much more. he's appeared in orchestrated events, often with a military theme. he spoke last april at the parade to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of his grandfather, the nation's founder kim il-sung. >> translator: we need to strengthen our military, to make north korea a strong and thriving country. >> reporter: kim moved to switzerland when he was still a boy to attend school. some hoped his experience abroad would help him move away from the experience of his father kim jong-il. initially, he showed his softer side. talking to children from around the country. ♪ attending a concert that features k
to that country, met with kim jong-il before he died and lil' kim took over. i've read this script many times, reported on this, and other cycles, years ago, and decade ago, and here we are again. >> absolutely. north korea is doing the same thing they tried to do. they're ratcheting up the pressure. this is part of an attempt to distract benefits from the international community. i think it's always something they want to do as kim to consolidate his power internally, and by creating a war footing, he is basically creating greater controls on the internal population by saying that a state of war exists. and so this is not good news. it's something we need to be concerned about. >> there's a cycle here. it repeats itself. do you have a sense -- any idea how we might break the cycle? >> well, i think right now we have to realize, stepping back here, that this is in a sense ia third test. they did a missile test in december anxious nuclear test in february. this is a test of international resolve. we have new governments in china, japan, south korea, new security team in the united states. they
was with kim jong il who was the father of kim jong un, and the north korean diplomatic core that they cooled down a little bit. they didn't get bellicose after that. the problem is that they have not responded positively to entreaties from the six party countries. the key player here is china. china has leverage. they provide food, fuel. but i don't think china is helping much in terms of putting pressure on the north koreans to tamp down their rhetoric and cool their nuclear development. >> i want to get to that question. you said you were there two and a half years ago. but you were there within the last two months with famouslier rick schmidt, a business executive. did you get any kind of access like dennis rodman got to this guy? >> no. rodman got a lot better access than myself and eric schmidt. we got access to high level officials in the foreign ministry and other areas, but we didn't meet kim jong un. i don't think they want to meet with officials. i think they want to hide him for a while. what is happening two and a half years ago? i did not meet with kim jong il at the time, but i
. but uncertain where to go. >> you were there, i was there with you for six days in december 2010, when kim jong-il was still in power. you were there more recently, january of this year, with eric schmid, the head of google. and a few days this year, when kim jong-un has been in power. between the visits, did you sense any real change in north korea? >> well, i thought that the new leader, kim jong-un, would be more -- more diplomatically-oriented. more willing to talk to the west. he'd been educated in the west. he'd be willing to enter into negotiations. but apparently what happened was when that missile launch failed, kim jong-un had to show his people he was strong. show his military that he was tough. these aggressive actions followed. so, i saw a positive move more towards negotiations. more toward dialogue, less rhetoric. but now, the turbulence has happened, since kim jong-un has affirmed his power. i've been there a lot. you were there. many have been there. but it's very vexing what is happening. and once again, north korea is showing something very clear. they're unpredictable. you don'
experiences abroad would persuade him to move away from the policies of his father, kim jong il. initially he showed a softer side, talking to children across the country. attending a concert that featured disney characters. often with his wife at his side. gradually, though, kim changed his tonement he made it clear that he would maintain the military first policy of his father. in december, north korean authorities launched what they called a rocket to put a satellite into orbit. but most countries agree what they fired off was a ballistic missi missile. then two months later -- >> translator: we've just succeeded in our third nuclear test. >> reporter: kim went ahead with another nuclear test, defying leaders from around the world. and he wasn't done. >> translator: will nullify the 1953 armistice that ended the korean war. >> reporter: kim announced his military was ready to attack u.s. targets. he said he was tired of foreign leaders telling him what to do. trnls the more they threaten us, the more we'll ten to obtain nuke cheer arms. >> reporter: those leaders have spent the past year t
menacing the world? it's a twisted tale of a third son born analysts say to kim jong-il's mistress. kim jong-un reported to have been pampered as a young man, sent to boarding school in switzerland, developed an affinity for james bond and the nba hence the recent dennis rodman visit. he spent virtually no time in north korea's army when his father elevated him to a general's rank in 2010. that was one of the first signs kim had leapfrogged his two older brothers. why? on the eldest believed to be about 41. >> kim jung nam made the mistake of taking his playboy lifestyle abroad and arrested in 2001. and the japanese police spent hours and hours with him, which means the cia and other intelligence services learned a lot about him. >> reporter: he's a gambler, lives in macaw, speaks to journalists too much for the family's liking. >> they can't kill him, but they can't let him run the country. he's not a reliable vehicle for the propaganda. >> reporter: then the mysterious middle brother. local media showed this photo claiming it was him at an eric clapton concert about two years ago. >>
del a un ver rÍo del abuelo del joven kim jong-il. >>> se vivieron momentos de * terror en la china aborto de un autobÚs cuando el vehÍculo estaba en movimiento y un hombre que estaba en la parte de atrÁs, se acercÓ a la persona que estaba al frente y comenzÓ atacarla, ella se defendiÓ con el bolso de traÍa en la mano y el atacante fue nu tratozado por el chofer que parÓ el vehÍculo y lo de de tef la vÍctima recibiÓ algunas herida leves pero fue llevada al hospital y ya estÁ bien. >>> al regresar en noto telemundo escenas y lo que se espera en el Último reality sho . >>> jenni rivera "la diva de la banda" y los fans tendrÁn una oportunidad Única de verla en sus mejores tiempo cuando des fru tab de la vida, van a ver como estaba el mes previo a su muerte es parte del estreno de ahÍ love jenny que verÁn en mun2 vamos con el reportaje que tiene carlos. >>> estas son algunas de las Últimas extensa no vista que logrÓ filmar jenni rivera antes de morir, la gerente de la cadena mun2 nos dicen en que es basÓ sede situacion de proceder con la tercera temporada de i love j
. in north korea this morning, celebrations marked the 101st birthday of kim jong-il. the celebratory mood comes as the north's new musudan missile keeps the region on edge. keeping the sand op hot, the government doubled down on the threat. promising all-out war and more higher-quality nuclear weapons. over the week ends, john kerry said there's still hope for peace. >> the united states will do what is necessary to defend our allies, japan, the republic of korea and the rege yan against these provocations. our choice is to negotiate. >> reporter: the north has rejected offers for peace talks, calling it a cunning ploy. to many south koreans, this is a familiar pattern. on sunday, psy drew huge crowds for a concert, defying the looming threat. u.s. and south korean officials believe kim jong-un could cause problems for a long time. >>> staying in washington. the gun control debate is waiting for votes. there's a new bipartisan deal gaining strength. two republicans might support the deal for background checks. that support after a mother of a boy killed at sandy hook delivered tdeliver ed
gave to kim jong-il that is signed by michael jordan. that's why they love the bulls, the chicago bulls, michael jordan era. >> stephen: i love the chicago bulls, too. is there any chance i'm a totalitarian leader. >> we figured they loved the bulls, we could send them over and maybe he would show up. did he and he invited everybody back to dinner. >> stephen: you've been there, what is the experience like? is it can be stay at peace are are we going to war? >> my guess would be peace. they do a lot of sab be raying to get what they want which is food, energy. they've done this in the past. it's like going back to stalin in rush shah or maoist china. they are a fully utopian communist state that is at war with us ideologically. >> stephen: you go to places like forced labor camps. >> yes. >> stephen: you good to war zones or sexual slavery dens. why do you want to get mixed up with something as seedy as broadcast journalism? [laughter] why do tv why do tv if you have an empire online. that is where it's at at the internet. >> hbo is the gold standard. >> stephen: it's not tv, it's hbo.
-un and the north koreans are telling them. they don't believe that there will be war because they say that kim jong-il -- kim jong-un may be erratic, but he's not crazy. he's not irrational and he's not suicidal. if he declares war and goes to war here, it would be the end of him and his country. so people have internalized that and they manage to get through each and every day by kind of compartmentalizing the war and the situation or the potential for war and they've done a very, very good job. they've become chronic, positive thinkers, if you will. >> jim, secretary kerry is also scheduled to visit china. what is beijing's role in all of this and that visit? >> well, beijing's role is absolutely critical. i mean, it's north korea's main ally. the main trading partner. it seems to be on the same page for once with the united states, which is really rare when it comes to frustration, deal with the -- a very erratic kim jong-un. so beijing does have influence. it can turn on the taps of food, of fuel. but the question is, will beijing be willing to do that? it doesn't want to see a collapse of the kim
been to north korea during the clinton administration. she went there and met with kim jong il and brought him a basketball signed by michael jordan. we're going to taub about what's going on tonight. there's a new book about him. he has thoughts about a whole range of issues. you know hz has thoughts on that. and we'll have live coverage of the president's speech on guns in denver. >> i hear music. i have to cut you off. remember the good old days when kids talked instead of texted and people made plans before they left the house? it's the 40 ltth birthday of the cell phone today. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to c
leader. you know, we had a relationship of sorts with the founder, kim song il. with kim jong-un we had some relationship of his life. but this is new. >> this raises an important issue, fareed, because the u.s. has terrific technical information, satellite, intercepts, that kind of stuff, but not necessarily good insight into what is going on with the 28 or 29 or 30-year-old young leader in north korea. >> wolf, when you talk to senior u.s. officials, te really know nothing about what's going on in north korea. it's a black box. we haven't had diplomats this, of course, we haven't had much of a presence in terms of the cia. we don't understand the society. the this is true not just of north korea, it's true of iran. the u.s. has real difficulty understanding these rogue regimes, because we don't talk to them. >> hold on, guys, we have more to talk about amongst ourselves. up next, kim jong-un's leadership has been questioned. is someone else really running the show behind the scenes? new information coming in. >>> a closer look at north korea's arsenal reveals it may not be the weapons
in september. the run-up to that was full of speculation kim jong-il and -- kim jong-un o nouns economic reform measures. this time there will be speculation as to whether such measures are announced. one reason for so much over-the- top rhetoric from north korea in recent weeks has been that been that they have been trying to get the military to get something they do not like, set out the package of economic reform. the senior meeting of the communist party of north korea seems to suggest no major shifts, cementing nuclear weapons in law as something that north korea would never give up and, indeed, economic construction. we will watch developments coming out on that. one thing to note south of the border is the united states has announced it has been sending out-22 stealth fighters from japan to south korea to take part in the combined exercises with the south korean military. this follows thursday's use of stealth bombers over the korean peninsula for the first time in the exercises, which brought about such a strong reaction from north korea. we will wait for a reaction to this latest move
. you remember when his father, kim jong-il tried to consolidate his power, he blew a south korean plane out of the sky killing a good number of members of the south korean cabinet. this is typical when it comes to a leader in north korea. remember the kim family trying to consolidate power and therefore should come as no surprise. but layer on top of that, candy, the idea you have new leaders throughout the region. you have president park from south korea. took a very hardline against north korea. president park just ran on a more conciliatory policy. so now she's having to turn things around. is she prepared to deal with this and her new cabinet? you've got xi jinping, the new leader of china, who is somewhat untested in his particular realm being new to power and head of the central military commission. you've got a new leader shinzo abe in japan, although he's around for a second time although he's more nationalist mode and he is going to want to show japan isn't willing to back down. >> so new people everywhere as well as a new u.s. secretary of defense and new u.s. secretary of sta
there, kim jong-il and his son, kim jong-un. going to come out and watch. the goal of all of this was purely political. introduction of the heir apparent to the kim family dynasty, kim jong-un. out and about in the capital, no one seemed to know much about kim jong-un. do you know what his age is? what he is like? it seemed the young general was everywhere we went from stadiums to the public squares, but never uttered a word. we should point out when kim jong-il's father named him as heir apparent in 1980 it wasn't until 12 years later that he first spoke in public. so for those anxious to hear from the next leader of the kingdom, sit tight, it could be a while. you should know north korea has long turned its lights off at night because of a shortage of electricity. if you looked at the satellite view you can see the lights are elsewhere. compare this trip to the last one i was on. there is actually more lights out at night than before. maybe something is changing. also remember, three days ago there were almost no pictures of kim jong-un, heir apparent. but here in the le
and the implications this presents to kim jong-il, kim il-sung's son, and i will look at four key threats that north korea presents to our allies. i'll talk about the north korean nonnuclear threat. all the threats they present militarily that are nonnuclear. i'll talk about the north korean proliferation threat. the north korean nuclear threat which is probably more written about than anything else. and i'll talk bat threat that people don't analyze as bag threat and that the north korean's region session unstable that that causes and how that's a threat to the reason. the succession from kim ongoing toil his son, jim -- kim jong-un. so arrest get into the nonmilitary threat from north korea. what are the biggest challenges that the north korean people's army faces? it's obvious that inadequate resources, particularly food and fuel, limits the training of traditional conventional forces. when i say traditional conventional forces i'm speaking about armor, maybe niced forces. self-propelled are artillery. they have the equivalent of four mechanized corps, three thousand vehicles. takes a lot of fuel
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